Can You Freeze Brie?

November 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

Whether it’s used on top of a croissant (see also our article on 'Can You Freeze Paneer') or in casseroles and soups, brie is a delicious addition to many dishes. But what happens if you have more than you can use before it goes bad? Can you freeze brie to extend its shelf life?

Yes, you can definitely freeze brie. But just like with most foods, you’ll need to be careful. When frozen, brie can develop freezer burn that affects the texture and flavor of the cheese. So to avoid this, make sure your cheese is properly wrapped and frozen before storing it in the freezer.

To protect your brie when freezing, line a cookie tray or large plate with a silicone mat, wax paper, or parchment paper so that the cheese doesn’t stick. Then, put the slices of brie on the tray in a single layer so they don’t touch each other. Then place the entire tray into the freezer and leave it in there until the cheese is completely frozen – a couple of hours or overnight works well. Once the brie is frozen, transfer it into a resealable type of freezer bag or an airtight container and label it with a date.

When thawed, the brie will still be safe to eat, but don’t forget that it won’t taste or look the same as it did before being frozen. For example, baked brie from the freezer will not come out looking as nice and will have a different texture when spread on a piece of bread.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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